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Rare and exceptional large Egypt Thoeris / Tawaret faiance amulet!

Rare and exceptional large Egypt Thoeris / Tawaret faiance amulet!

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Faience: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1331627
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An important Thoeris / Taweret faiance figural amulet in an exceptional style and size, Egyptian Late Period (ca. 712–332 BC) .

An amazing amulet of exceptionally high quality, made of pale blue-green faience. Depicted is the goddess Taweret (Thoeris), a female hippopotamus who was considered to be a protectress of women in childbirth. She is shown in a striding position, her left (hind) leg forward. She is holding her arms to the sides of her pregnant belly. She has pendulous breasts and is wearing a broad collar. A crocodile tail with fish-bone design is falling below the suspension loop behind. On a rectangular base. Finely moulded with splended tiny details.

Size: It's slightly more than 8 cm. high and massive weighing 34 grams.

Unfortunately a few losses to the left size of the head and the corner of the base. Superb colour.

Ex. Important Danish private collection